The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
There are no dangerous thoughts,
thinking itself is dangerous.
—Hannah Arendt

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Fall Conference

Fall Conference

The Unmaking of Americans:  Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?

The Seventh Annual Fall Conference will take place on October 9-10, 2014 at Olin Hall at Bard College.


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In The Media

In The Media

Watch HAC Academic Director Roger Berkowitz speak with Babette Babich and Tracy Strong in a discussion on Hannah Arendt, the Margarethe von Trotta film, evil, democracy, Martin Heidegger, and politics in the 21st century.


Listen to "The Human Factor", a discussion with HAC Academic Director Roger Berkowitz, Adam Gopnik, Rivka Galchen and Adam Kirsch on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Ideas with Paul Kennedy, on CBC Radio. Among many topics covered are the role of elites in the Holocaust, the meaning of the "banality of evil," Arendt's importance in the modern world, and the controversy over the Jewish Councils and their role in the Final Solution. 

100/10 Membership Challenge

100/10 Membership Challenge

July 22-31, 2014

Please support the Center.

Become a member today and help us reach our goal of 100 members in 10 days! We are giving away books, journals, dvd's and much more! 

Read a letter from Arendt Center Academic Director, Roger Berkowitz, here.

All new members will receive the inaugural journal of HA! and complimentary admittance to the Fall Conference. Refer a friend or become a member at the $100 level and be entered into a drawing for Hannah Arendt’s Library, an artist book by Heinz Peter Knes, Danh Vo, and Amy Zion. Become a member at the $50 level and be entered into a drawing for a copy of the the award-winning film, HANNAH ARENDT, directed by Margarethe von Trotta.

Already a member, you can still help us reach our goal! Visit our Facebook page or Twitter for more details.

To learn more about membership click here.
"Quote" of the Week

"Quote" of the Week

Scholar: Arie Amaya-Akkermans

"It is true that storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it, that it brings about consent and reconciliation with things as they really are, and that we may even trust it to contain eventually by implication that last word which we expect from the Day of Judgment”.

--Hannah Arendt, “Isak Dinesen: 1885 – 1963” in Men in Dark Times


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